Council-led consortium wins £878,000 Lottery grant to help east Berkshire’s long-term unemployed back to work
A Slough-based consortium has successfully bid for funds to encourage those “further from the labour market” in East Berkshire back into work.
Slough Borough Council has today promised to intervene over fly-tipping and anti-social parking on land adjacent to Coleridge Crescent, after the Colnbrook Community Association brought the problems to the attention of council officers over a number of months.
Langley residents will have the opportunity to tackle interim CEO of Slough Borough Council on failed transport schemes and other problems tomorrow night.
The team at Slough Borough Council dealing with the swarms of flies plaguing residents in Colnbrook and parts of Iver has declared the problem solved, but will continue to work with Thames Water to ensure the problem does not return next year it has said in an update to residents.
Just one week since he promised to consult residents on what they wanted, and admitted that Slough Council has made mistakes and “left residents behind”, its leader has ruled out any change to perhaps its most controversial – and destructive – policy of all.
Could the new approach to localism enshrined in the proposals to restructure Bucks councils – new Community Boards, Community Hubs, and devolving many powers to parish councils – work also for Colnbrook and Slough?
If Bucks is successful in creating a single new council covering the whole of the county it forecasts cost savings that would reduce the spend per head and the number of councillors to residents to something similar to that in Slough. But with 140 of the current 238 paid councillor positions across Bucks set to be scrapped, district councillors are, not surprisingly, up in arms and have come up with own alternative, watered-down, proposals.
The Leader of Slough Borough Council, Councillor Sohail Munawar, says the Council is “extremely pleased” with the today’s announcement by the Government that it will support a Third Runway through Colnbrook with Poyle.
Slough’s Cabinet will review the Chequer’s Bridge closure once again tomorrow night – but there is little optimism that the current restrictions will be removed any time soon.
It’s been over a month now but nobody seems to know for sure where the mysterious smell is coming from that has engulfed parts of the parish. The strong smell of sewage that has been hanging over parts of Brands Hill and the Colnbrook By-pass is driving residents to desperation.